Protestants were followers of Christianity.
In 1554, Queen Mary I of England enacted Heresy Laws against English Protestants, especially those who voiced support for her younger half-sister Elizabeth, who was herself a Protestant. Queen Mary told the Sixth Doctor that she would "wipe the Protestant scourge from every corner of England." (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)
On 24 August 1572, many French Protestants (referred to as "Huguenots") were killed in the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. (TV: The Massacre) However, many other Huguenots left France and settled in Wandsworth, London, near the River Wandle. Among them was an ancestor of Dodo Chaplet. She had discovered this while researching her family tree for a school project. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
Charles II died in 1685 and was succeeded his younger brother James II. Given that James II was a Catholic, his accession to the throne of Protestant England created discontent among the English nobility and public, which ultimately led to him being overthrown in the Glorious Revolution in November 1688. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution)